Clubs with the same owner will be able to compete in the same European competition
This is the case of Aston Villa and Vitória de Guimaraes, or Milan and Toulouse
Just when we thought UEFA had already taught us everything, They have come up with a new rule that could affect the honesty of the beautiful game.
This was announced by the UEFA Club Financial Control Body (CFCB). the decision to allow clubs with the same owner to participate in European competitions. This case occurred during the following season with Aston Villa (England) and Vitória de Guimarães (Portugal); Brighton (England) and Saint-Gilloise (Belgium); and Milan (Italy) and Toulouse (France).
UEFA’s explanation makes sense as the clubs in question have made “significant changes & rdquor;with regard to the reduction of investor participationand transparency of club decision-making to an independent party, as well as restrictions on the ability to inject money into more than one club, appoint new officers or control assemblies.
In addition, it is especially important that the clubs have been hit before have agreed not to trade players with each other until September 2024. In this way they will not carry out transfers or commercial agreements, nor will they use scouts or joint databases, facts that led UEFA to give the green light to their participation.
This rule change now opens up the possibility for owners who were previously reluctant to invest in different clubs decide to buy several to have more options to reign in Europe. This is the case, for example, of Manchester United. The English club is for sale, e Qatar might be interested. Previously the idea could not be realized, as the Middle Eastern country also controls PSG, so if they had acquired Manchester United, the English would not have been able to participate in the competitions